2 butts and a new technique

Discussion in 'Pork' started by nfluencial, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

    Tonight after work I'm embarQing on a new technique and recipe that will hopefully yield some nice results. 2 7-10 lb butts. I have the offset charbroil from lowes with the actual lids not the one that splits in half. I'll post a link to it below. I have High Temp RTV'd the important areas and added two thermometers to the lid in each bottom corner for temp monitoring and extended the chimney internally to meet the cooking surface. I still need tuning plates but I am holding a decent temp within 10-15 degrees from box side to chimney side. I built a charcoal basket out of expanded metal and it fits a 10lb bag of lump and on the test run/oil burn off run using light in a bag briquettes, it held a solid 260 average for 1.5 hours. (Small bag that barely filled the basket .25 of the way.)
    Here are my plans.
    1. Using newly made and seasoned charcoal basket for lump
    2. Got in an order of fruitawoodchunks peach wood chunks for the smoke
    3. Avoiding store bought injection and using apple juice mixed with peach juice and some spices to include cayenne pepper, fresh ground black pepper, garlic infused, onion infused, and salt.
    4. Spray mop mixture of apple juice, butter, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar.
    5. A standard sweet heat rub recipe that has yielded me nice flavor and bark in the past.

    My plan is to not wrap till 180.
    Hope this turns out ok. Any input won't be turned down. T minus 12.5 hours till the pit gets fire.


    Not the best smoker in the world but for my budget it was the best charcoal smoker I could find. With my mil discount it was $160.
     
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  2. I bet it will turn out great

    Happy smoken.

    DAvid
     
  3. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

    Thanks! I am hoping this charcoal basket will do the trick. I'm going to do a minion method with the lump charcoal in the offset to attempt to prolong the life of the coals.
     
  4. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

    This peach wood smells AMAZING!
     
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds good...be sure to show us some Qview!  

    Red
     
  6. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

    I'm trying. It sucks on iPhone since tapatalk doesn't work anymore.
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use the mobile version of the forum.
     
  8. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter


    Gettin smoked as we speak.
     
  9. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

    Fruitawoodchunks.com peachwood
     
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yer gonna do fine.

    BUT:
     
  11. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

    ?
     
  12. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

    butt #1.
     
  13. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

     
  14. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

     
  15. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

    Number two.
     
  16. very nice looking butts ,was there much flavour from the apple/peach/spice injection i tend to brine rather than inject
     
  17. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

    I usually inject that premade Tony's crap. This time I made my own and the meat did have a different flavor which was very good and subtitly sweet internally.
     
  18. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You brine your butts?
     
  19. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    read my signature... vvvvvv
     
  20. nfluencial

    nfluencial Fire Starter

    Roger that. It didn't show up in mobile version.
     

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